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Out Today : Kim Gordon - 'The Collective'



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'The Collective', the highly acclaimed second solo album from Kim Gordon is available today (Friday March 8) at finer record shops and via streaming services worldwide.

‘The Collective’ Tracklist
01. BYE BYE
02. The Candy House
03. I Don’t Miss My Mind
04. I’m a Man
05. Trophies
06. It’s Dark Inside
07. Psychedelic Orgasm
08. Tree House
09. Shelf Warmer
10. The Believers
11. Dream Dollar



 



Kim Gordon on Tour (new dates in bold)
(Tickets)

Thursday, March 21 Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Friday, March 22 Black Cat, Washington DC
Saturday, March 23 Knockdown Center, Queens NY ( with Kelsey Lu, L'Rain, Bill Nace + Circuit des Yeux, Full Size, Matt Krefting)
Wednesday, March 27 Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 29 Ventura Music Hall, Ventura CA
Saturday, March 30 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Friday, June 7 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, June 8 Beyond the Gate @ Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago IL
Sunday, June 9 El Club, Detroit MI
Monday, June 10 Axis Club, Toronto ON
Wednesday, June 12 Basilica Hudson, Hudson NY
Friday, June 14 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, June 15 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
Monday, June 17 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
Tuesday, June 18 The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Wednesday, June 19 Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, June 21 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Saturday, June 22 Out and About Festival, Vienna VA
Tuesday, June 25 Koko, London UK
Wednesday, June 26 O2 Institute2 Birmingham, Birmingham UK
Friday, June 28 Elevate Festival, Graz AZ
Monday, July 1 Muffatwerk, Munich DE
Tuesday, July 2 Meet Factory, Prague CZ
Wednesday, July 3 Open’er Festival, Gydnia PL
Friday, July 5 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Sunday, July 28 Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba JP

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Coming March 8 : Kim Gordon - 'The Collective'





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"BYE BYE", directed by Clare Blazary and featuring Coco Gordon Moore

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Musician and visual artist Kim Gordon returns with her second solo album, 'The Collective'. The lead track, “BYE BYE” is out now, driven by a
snaking bassline which guides us through a haunting packing list.

Gordon will also play six live shows around 'The Collective'’s arrival, beginning March 21 in Burlington, VT.

The video for “BYE BYE” stars Coco Gordon Moore and was directed by photographer and filmmaker Clara Balzary, with cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.

There was a space in Kim Gordon’s No Home Record. It might not have been a home and it might not have been a record, but I seem to recall there was a space.

Boulevards, bedrooms, instruments were played, recorded, the voice and its
utterances, straining a way through the rhythms and the chords, threaded in some shared place, we met there, the guitar came too, there fell a peal of cymbals, driving on the music. We listened, we turned our back to the walls, slithered through the city at night. Kim Gordon’s words in our ears, her eyes, she saw, she knew, she remembered, she liked. We were moving somewhere. No home record. Moving.

Now I’m listening to 'The Collective'. And I’m thinking, what has been done to this space, how has she treated it, it’s not here the same way, not quite. I mean, not at all. On this evidence, it splintered, glittered, crashed and burned. It’s dark here. Can I love you with my eyes open? “It’s Dark Inside.” Haunted by synthesized voices bodiless. Planes of projections. Mirrors get your gun and the echo of a well-known tune, comes in liminal, yet never not hanging around, part of the atmosphere, fading in and out, like she says - Grinding at the edges. Grinding at us all, grinding us away. Hurting, scraping. Sediments, layers, of recorded emissions, mined, twisted, refracted. That makes the music. This shimmering, airless geology, agitated, quarried, cries made in data, bounced down underground tunnels, reaching our ears. We recalled it – but not as a memory, more like how you recall a product, when it’s flawed.

She sings “Shelf Warmer” so it sounds like shelf life, it sounds radioactive, inside our relationships, juddering, the beats chattering, edgy, the pain of love in the gift shop, assembled in hollow booms, in scratching claps. Non-reciprocal gift giving, there is a return policy. But - novel idea – A hand and a kiss. How about that. Disruption. I would say that Kim Gordon is thinking about how thinking is, now. Conceptual artists do that, did that. “I Don’t Miss My Mind.” The record opens with a list, but the list is under the title “BYE BYE.” The list says milk thistle, dog sitter…. And much more. She’s leaving. Why is the list anxious? How divisive is mascara? It’s on the list. I am packing, listening to the list. Is it mine, or hers.

She began seeking images from behind her closed eyes. Putting them to music. But I need to keep my eyes open as I walk the streets, with noise cancelled by the airbuds rammed in my ears. quiet, aware, quiet, aware, they chant at me. What could be going through Kim’s head as she goes through mine? - Josephine Pryde

Recorded in Gordon’s native Los Angeles, 'The Collective' follows her 2019 full-length debut 'No Home Record' and continues her collaboration with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, John Cale, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli XCX, Yves Tumor), with additional production from Anthony Paul Lopez. The album advances their joint world building, with Raisin’s damaged, blown out dub and trap constructions playing the foil to Gordon’s intuitive word collages and hooky mantras, which conjure communication, commercial sublimation and sensory overload.

‘The Collective’ Tracklist


  1. BYE BYE

  2. The Candy House

  3. I Don’t Miss My Mind

  4. I’m a Man

  5. Trophies

  6. It’s Dark Inside

  7. Psychedelic Orgasm

  8. Tree House

  9. Shelf Warmer

  10. The Believers

  11. Dream Dollar


 



Kim Gordon on Tour, Tickets on Sale Friday at 10am local time

Thursday, March 21 Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Friday, March 22 Black Cat, Washington DC
Saturday, March 23 Knockdown Center, Queens NY
Wednesday, March 27 Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 29 Ventura Music Hall, Ventura CA
Saturday, March 30 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA



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Out Today : Car Seat Headrest - 'Faces From The Masquerade'

'Faces From The Masquerade', the new live album from Car Seat Headrest is available today via all streaming platforms, finer record stores (terrible ones, too) and direct from the Matador Store.

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‘Faces From The Masquerade’ Tracklist:
1. Crows (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
2. Weightlifters (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
3. Fill in the Blank (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
4. Hymn (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
5. Hollywood (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
6. Bodys (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
7. Something Soon (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
8. 1937 State Park (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
9. Sober to Death (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
10. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
11. It's My Child (I'll Do What I Like) (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
12. Can’t Cool Me Down (Live at Brooklyn Steel) (VINYL ONLY)
13. Beach Life-In-Death (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
14. Deadlines (Live at Brooklyn St

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Out Today : Water From Your Eyes - 'Crushed By Everyone'





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Out today, 'Crushed By Everyone' is a song-by-song rework of Water From Your Eyes’ critically-adored Matador debut, 'Everyone’s Crushed'.

Curated by band members Rachel Brown and Nate Amos, the album dips heavily into WFYE’s personal rolodex with contributions that map the duo’s rapidly expanding community – friends, tourmates, and peers. It’s the rare “remix” record where everybody has met in person (or at least shared some DMs). Kassie Krut twists the title track up amid tumbling kick drums and snare pops. Nourished by Time croons atop a chopped up and scrambled “True Life.” The record also finds Water From Your Eyes reinterpreting themselves, with Nate dialing Nu Metal grind and microtonal drone into an undeniably epic update on “Barley".

Earlier this month, Water From Your Eyes appeared as a musical guest on The Best Show, performing a five-song set.

In February, the band will be back on the road supporting Squid on a full US tour, performing in a newly-minted quartet lineup featuring live drums. Water From Your Eyes will conclude their Europe tour tonight with a performance at Primavera Weekender. The run has received rave reviews, with Pitchfork writing "If there’s still such a thing as distinctively New York cool, we were witnessing it."

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'Crushed by Everyone' Tracklist



1. Structure (The Cradle Version)
2. Crushed Barley



3. Out There (The Dare Version)



4. Open (Sword II Version)



5. Everyone’s Crushed (Kassie Krut Version)
6. True Life (Nourished by Time Version)



7. Remember Not My Name (Mandy, Indiana Version)



8. 14 (Jute Gyte Version)



9. Buy My Product (fantasy of a broken heart Version)

Water From Your Eyes on Tour
new dates in bold (tickets)

Friday November 17 Primavera Weekender, Benidorm ES
Friday, February 2 The Parish, Austin TX *
Saturday, February 3 Dada, Dallas TX *
Monday, February 5 Basement East, Nashville TN *
Tuesday, February 6 Terminal West, Atlanta GA *
Thursday, February 8 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
Friday, February 9 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, February 10 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Wednesday, February 14 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA *
Thursday, February 15 SAT, Montreal QC *
Friday, February 16 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON *
Sunday, February 18 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL *
Monday, February 19 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Friday, February 23 Revolution Hall, Portland OR *
Saturday, February 24 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC *
Sunday, February 25 The Crocodile, Seattle WA *
Tuesday, February 27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco CA *
Thursday, February 29 The Observatory OC, Santa Ana CA *
Friday, March 1 The Belasco, Los Angeles CA *


* - with Squid

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Yo La Tengo - 'The Bunker Sessions'



"Sinatra Drive Breakdown"



"Aselestine"



"Fallout"



 



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It’s been a triumphant year in Yo La Tengo-world: Georgia, Ira, and James released a highly-acclaimed new album '(This Stupid World'), performed a sold-out US tour, and traveled throughout the globe. Ira even put a heater straight across home plate at Citi Field. And there’s more to come.

Today, they’ve got a new EP landing on digital services, 'The Bunker Sessions', which collects live performances of four songs from 'This Stupid World',  plus one James McNew-led classic.

As of this week, the band is in Japan for a run of shows which includes two sold out dates in Tokyo. On December 7th, they’ll begin their annual Hanukkah residency at Bowery Ballroom (also sold out!). And in February, Yo La Tengo will hit the road once again, touring from San Francisco back to the east coast. Find a complete itinerary below.

‘The Bunker Sessions’ Tracklist
1. Sinatra Drive Breakdown
2. Aselestine
3. Fallout
4. Apology Letter
5. Stockholm Syndrome

Yo La Tengo on Tour

Wednesday, November 8 Club Quattro, Nagoya JP
Thursday, November 9 Bigcat, Osaka JP
Thursday, December 7 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, December 8 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, December 9 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, December 10 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, December 11 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, December 12 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, December 13 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, December 14 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, February 8 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Friday, February 9 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Saturday, February 10 Bellwether, Los Angeles CA
Monday, February 12 Belly Up, Solana Beach CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, Feb 13 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, February 14 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ
Friday, February 16 Boulder Theater, Boulder CO
Saturday, February 17 Washington’s, Fort Collins CO
Monday February 19, The Waiting Room, Omaha NE
Tuesday, February 20 Wave, Wichita KS
Thursday, February 22 Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, February 23 The Heights Theatre, Houston TX
Saturday, February 24 Mohawk, Austin TX
Sunday February 25 Mohawk, Austin TX
Tuesday, February 27 Tipitina’s, New Orleans LA
Wednesday, February 28 Tipitina’s, New Orleans LA
Friday, March 1 Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw NC
Saturday, March 2 Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw NC

 

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boygenius - 5th Anniversary Gatefold Yellow EP



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On December 8th boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) will release a limited fifth anniversary edition of their debut EP on yellow vinyl with a gatefold sleeve featuring the six songs’ lyrics. Available to pre-order today from the Matador webstore, boygenius site, Bandcamp, and your local record store.





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Out Today : DARKSIDE - 'Psychic' (Expanded)



 



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Today, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of DARKSIDE’s debut album, 'Psychic', originally released on October 4th, 2013. To mark the occasion, we have assembled an expanded digital edition of the record with three bonus tracks. This includes two era-appropriate b-sides – “Gone Too Soon” and “What They Say” – and a live version of “Paper Trails” recorded during the group’s 2023 European tour.

DARKSIDE is an American rock band formed in Providence, Rhode Island in 2011 by Chilean electronic musician Nicolás Jaar and American multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington. 'Psychic' met with critical acclaim upon release, with The New York Times labeling it “the soundtrack to a lost David Lynch sci-fi movie” and Pitchfork calling the album, “a declaration of psychedelic liberation.” The record was a springboard for the duo’s immersive and improvisatory live shows, which toured throughout the globe until a hiatus beginning in 2014. Six years later, DARKSIDE resumed activity, releasing a second album, 'Spiral'
.
Today, the band has expanded to a trio, featuring Harrington, Jaar, and drummer Tlacael Esparza. In June, DARKSIDE released 'Live From Spiral House', a set of recordings documenting rehearsals for the group’s return to the stage. In the coming months, the complete run of 2023 concerts will be made available to stream and download. More to come.

‘Psychic’ (Expanded) Tracklist

  1. Golden Arrow
    2. Sitra
    3. Heart
    4. Paper Trails
    5. The Only Shrine I’ve Seen
    6. Freak, Go Home
    7. Greek Light
    8. Metatron
    9. Gone Too Soon
    10. What They Say
    11. Paper Trails - Live in Paris, June 5, 2023

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Coming December 8 : Car Seat Headrest - 'Faces From The Masquerade'







"Bodys" (Live)



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‘Faces From The Masquerade’ Tracklist:
1. Crows (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
2. Weightlifters (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
3. Fill in the Blank (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
4. Hymn (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
5. Hollywood (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
6. Bodys (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
7. Something Soon (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
8. 1937 State Park (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
9. Sober to Death (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
10. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
11. It's My Child (I'll Do What I Like) (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
12. Can’t Cool Me Down (Live at Brooklyn Steel) (VINYL ONLY)
13. Beach Life-In-Death (Live at Brooklyn Steel)
14. Deadlines (Live at Brooklyn Steel)

On March 28th-30th 2022, Car Seat Headrest played three consecutive sold out nights at Brooklyn Steel in New York. An air of celebration, community and showmanship was present, made all the more palpable as the shows were far from a certainty - they took place amidst a year which saw the band having to postpone or cancel a large swath of their North American tour dates due to ongoing health issues.

The three night residency is captured on 'Faces From The Masquerade' - a double album’s worth of live performances that finds Car Seat Headrest at their most playful, exuberant, and precision honed.

The album title is a nod to the band’s original tour announcement, which kindly asked audiences to mask up (for obvious reasons) and also invited fans to “accoutre yourself in whatever further costumery you please” for an evening of “music, dancing, and identity loss.” It also alludes to the by now familiar custom-made gas mask worn by frontman Will Toledo at shows, complete with an expressive LED display for eyes. In addition to the group’s four core members - Toledo, guitarist/backing vocalist Ethan Ives, bassist Seth Dalby and drummer Andrew Katz - they were joined on the tour by keyboard player Ben Roth.

From the slow burning and atmospheric ‘Crows’ (“It always felt like the right track to start off the Masquerade tour,” Toledo notes in the album liner notes on the 8-minute opener, “it was gloomy, it was dancey, and in ten years we’d never played it live”) to the mosh-pitting and anthemic ‘Fill In The Blanks’ (“We went back to a big, fat rendition similar to the original for this tour, not the funky version we’d been rolling on the Twin Fantasy tour”) to the sprawling and epic ‘Beach Life-In-Death’ ("We re-arranged this one to have a bit more restraint up until the breaking point on “-dooooooggssss?” You wanna keep things dynamic with a 13+ minute song”), to the revisionist ‘Deadlines’ (“After experiencing various mutations throughout the recording process of Making a Door Less Open, this song got ANOTHER revamp for the live show to turn it into the climactic dance monster it always wanted to be”), Faces From The Masquerade is simultaneously a joyride through the greatest hits and a conversation with the devoted and ever-growing following that has formed around the band, their songs and live communions.

Elsewhere, Ethan Ives takes the lead on the fevered ‘It’s My Child (I’ll Do What I Like)’, a track originating from his side project Toy Bastard before joining the CSH fold. “As far as simply getting to ball out as a band, ‘It’s My Child’ always felt like the highlight of the whole show to me”, says Toldeo.

'Twin Fantasy' favorite 'Sober To Death' became something of a focal point as well as a mini-TikTok trend throughout the tour, with the song receiving reverential singalongs night after night wherever it was played. “Another track not originally slated to be a part of this tour - it came up often enough in the polls that it soon got locked in. I think this hushed version gave everyone a welcome chance to breathe, especially this night in New York, where people were getting so wild it felt necessary to dial things down for a few minutes.“







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Algiers - 'Shook' Deluxe







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(‘Shook’ will be 25% off at the Matador Webstore / Algiers Bandcamp through Friday, October 6th)



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Today, Algiers are making a deluxe edition of their new album, ‘SHOOK,’ available digitally. The expanded album features six additional tracks – b-sides, alternate versions, and live cuts recorded with an expanded lineup at December’s one-off “SHOOK WORLD” concert in NYC. The previously unreleased "Spook" can be heard above.

Released in February of this year , ‘SHOOK’ was championed by critics. “Throughout the album, Algiers lashes out at injustice, exults in its sonic mastery and insists on the life forces of solidarity and physical impact,” wrote the New York Times.

The band is currently on tour in Europe and will perform at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works on December 16th

‘Shook (Deluxe)’ Tracklist
01. Everybody Shatter feat. Big Rube
02. Irreversible Damage feat. Zack De La Rocha
03. 73%
04. Cleanse Your Guilt Here
05. As It Resounds feat. Big Rube
06. Bite Back feat. billy woods & Backxwash
07. Out of Style Tragedy feat. Mark Cisneros
08. Comment #2
09. A Good Man
10. I Can’t Stand It! Feat. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews
11. All You See Is…
12. Green Iris
13. Born feat. LaToya Kent
14. Cold World feat. Nadah El Shazly
15. Something Wrong
16. An Echophonic Soul feat. DeForrest Brown Jr. & Patrick Shiroishi
17. Momentary feat. Lee Bains
18. Spook
19. Can the Sub_Bass Speak (Shook Sessions Version)
20. Cold World (Alternate Version) feat. Tardast
21. Cleanse Your Guilt Here (Live From National Sawdust) feat. Fatboi Sharif
22. Out of Style Tragedy (Live From National Sawdust) feat. Patrick Shiroishi & Mark Cisneros
23. Liberation (Live From National Sawdust) feat. LaToya Kent & Big Rube

Algiers on Tour

Tuesday, October 3 Flying Circus, Cluj-Napoca RO
Wednesday, October 4 Control Club, Bucuresti RO
Thursday, October 5 Club Live & Loud, Sofia BG
Friday, October 6 Eightball Club, Thessaloniki GR
Saturday, October 7 Gagarin 205, Athina GR
Sunday, October 8 Cafe Santan, Volos GR
Tuesday, October 10 Youth Cultural Center, Skopje MKD
Wednesday October 11 Elektropionir, Belgrade RS
Thursday, October 12 A38 Hajo, Budapest HU
Saturday, October 14 New Cvernovka, Bratislava III SK
Monday, October 16 Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb HR
Tuesday, Oct 17 Azimut, Sibenik HR
Wednesday, October 18 Orpheum Extra, Graz AT
Thursday, October 19 Treibhaus, Innsbruck AT
Friday, Oct 20  Kino Ebensee, Ebensee AT
Saturday, October 21 Gannet, Basel CH
Sunday, October 22 L’Usine, Geneva CH
Tuesday, October 24 Circolo Arci Bellezza, Milan IT
Wednesday, October 25 Monk Club, Rome IT
Thursday, October 26 Spazio211, Turin IT
Friday, October 27 Le Molotov, Marseille FR
Saturday, October 28 Les Caves Du Manoir, Martigny CH
Saturday, December 16 Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY %

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Coming November 3 : bar italia - 'The Twits'




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"My Little Tony"

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bar italia are the London based three-piece of Nina Cristante, Jezmi Tarik Fehmi and Sam Fenton. They will release their second full length of 2023, ‘The Twits’, on November 3rd, less than six months after their acclaimed Matador debut, Tracey Denim.

‘The Twits’ was recorded by the trio over eight weeks from February 2023 in a makeshift home studio in Mallorca, and was mixed by Marta Salogni. It finds bar italia’s economical yet evocative songcraft taking raucous, mystic, unkempt, occasionally sinister, and wholly committed turns. Songs like “my little tony”, with its in-the-red riff and excitable hooks, the cathartic four-on-the-floor of ‘world’s greatest emoter’ and the festival tent psychedelia of “Hi-fiver” need little in the way of exposition – these are
exhilarating rock songs, if wayward and strange. Other moments see the band’s increasingly signature, three-act mini-dramas moving into previously uncharted territory. Cristante, Fehmi and Fenton can each manifest a different melody, mood, and cadence – at times overlapping and linear, at others unexpectedly divergent – often within the space of thirty seconds, a tag team rooted in shared language and kinship. “Jelsy”, for instance, plays out like a conversationnbetween friends over wistful, buzzing country blues, the alternating voices at points comforting, wry and hopelessly yearning. The sinuous, slow-burning waltz of “twist” stands out in its bare lyricism and seems to invite each band member’s individual take on a confessional.

While 'Tracey Denim' was notable for its compact 2-3 minute compositions, horizontal and open-ended tracks like “Shoo” ebb and flow, moving from reptilian dive-bar soloing to a palpitating two-note piano coda. ‘glory-hunter’ takes playful twists and turns before ending up somewhere entirely different from where it started. “Real house wibes (desperate house vibes)” and “que surprise” imply sleepless, noirish misadventure, while at the other end of the light spectrum, “sounds like you had to be there” features some of the band’s most sweetly optimistic musical gestures yet. Closer “bibs” is a rare instance where all three can be heard in unison, as a procession of ghostly chords and lacerating feedback bookends the group’s most adventurous and rich set to date.

'The Twits' Tracklisting
01. my little tony
02. Real house wibes (desperate house vibes)
03. twist
04. worlds greatest emoter
05. calm down with me
06. Shoo
07. que suprise
08. Hi fiver
09. Brush w Faith
10. glory hunter
11. sounds like you had to be there
12. Jelsy
13. bibs

bar italia on Tour, Newly Announced Dates in Bold

 All dates on sale now via baritaliaa.com

Saturday, September 23 Seanie Buttons, Cork IE
Sunday, September 24 Workman’s Club, Dublin IE
Thursday, September 28 Monk Club, Rome IT
Friday, September 29 Covo Club, Bologna IT
Saturday, September 30 Spazio 211, Turin IT
Sunday, October 1 Biko, Milan IT
Tuesday, October 31 YES, Manchester UK
Wednesday, November 1 The Fleece, Bristol UK
Thursday, November 2 Mutations Festival, Brighton UK
Friday, November 3 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Saturday, November 4 Room 2, Glasgow UK
Sunday, November 5 Rough Trade, Nottingham UK
Monday, November 6 Rough Trade East, London UK

Tuesday, November 7 Village Underground, London UK (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 9 Antipode, Rennes FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Sunday, November 12 Le Ciel, Grenoble FR
Monday, November 13 Palace, St. Gallen CH
Wednesday, November 15 B72, Vienna AT
Thursday, November 16 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Friday, November 17 TransCentury Update 2023, Leipzig DE
Saturday, November 18 Molotow Skybar, Hamburg DE
Sunday, November 19 Lido, Berlin DE
Monday, November 20 VEGA, Copenhagen DK
Wednesday, November 22 Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt DE
Thursday, November 23 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Friday, November 24 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Saturday, November 25 Trix, Antwerp BE
Sunday, November 26 Botanique, Brussels BE
Friday, December 1 Songbyrd, Washington DC
Saturday, December 2 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, December 3 Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY
Monday, December 4 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, December 5 Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA
Wednesday, December 6 Sala Rossa, Montreal QC
Friday, December 8 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Saturday, December 9 The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
Sunday, December 10 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Monday, December 11 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tuesday, December 12 Turf Club, St. Paul MN
Wednesday, December 13 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, December 15 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Saturday, December 16 Mahall’s, Cleveland, OH
Sunday, December 17 Club Café, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, March 20 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Thursday, March 21 Motorco Music Hall, Durham NC
Friday, March 22 Eulogy, Asheville NC
Monday, March 25 The Blue Room at Third Man Records, Nashville TN
Wednesday, March 27 Toulouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Thursday, March 28 The Secret Group, Houston TX
Friday, March 29 Mohawk, Austin TX
Saturday, March 30 Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas TX
Monday, April 1 Sister, Albuquerque NM
Monday, April 8 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tuesday, April 9 Hollywood Theatre, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, April 10 Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, May 2 Electric Brixton, London UK


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Out Today : bar italia - 'Tracey Denim' (LP)



bar italia's 'Tracey Denim' is finally available on LP and be purchased in finer record shops worldwide or via our impossibly fine mail order department.

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Tracey Denim’ Tracklist
1. guard
2. Nurse!
3. punkt
4. my kiss era 
5. F.O.B
6. Missus Morality
7. yes i have eaten so many lemons yes i am so bitte 
8. changer
9. Horsey Girl Rider
10. NOCD
11. best in show
12. Clark
13. harpee 
14. Friends
15. Maddington

bar italia on tour
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September 14 – 16, by:Larm, Oslo NO
September 15 – 17, Leffingeleuren 2023, Legginge BE
Saturday, September 23 Seanie Buttons, Cork IE
Sunday, September 24 Workman’s Club, Dublin IE
Thursday, September 28 Monk Club, Rome IT
Friday, September 29 Covo Club, Bologna IT
Saturday, September 30 Spazio 211, Turin IT
Sunday, October 1 Biko, Milan IT
Tuesday, October 31 YES, Manchester UK
Wednesday, November 1 The Fleece, Bristol UK
Thursday, November 2 Mutations Festival, Brighton UK
Friday, November 3 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Saturday, November 4 Room 2, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, November 7 Village Underground, London UK
Thursday, November 9 Antipode, Rennes FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Sunday, November 12 Le Ciel, Grenoble FR
Monday, November 13 Palace, St. Gallen CH
Wednesday, November 15 B72, Vienna AT
Thursday, November 16 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Friday, November 17 TransCentury Update 2023, Leipzig DE
Saturday, November 18 Molotow Skybar, Hamburg DE
Sunday, November 19 Lido, Berlin DE
Monday, November 20 VEGA, Copenhagen DK
Wednesday, November 22 Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt DE
Thursday, November 23 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Friday, November 24 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Saturday, November 25 Trix, Antwerp BE
Sunday, November 26 Botanique, Brussels BE
Friday, December 1 Songbyrd, Washington DC
Saturday, December 2 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, December 3 Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY
Monday, December 4 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Tuesday, December 5 Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA
Wednesday, December 6 Sala Rossa, Montreal QC
Friday, December 8 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Saturday, December 9 The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
Sunday, December 10 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tuesday, December 12 Turf Club, St. Paul MN
Wednesday, December 13 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, December 15 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Saturday, December 16 Mahall's, Cleveland, OH
Sunday, December 17 Club Café, Pittsburgh PA

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Pretty Girls Make Graves - 'The New Romance' 20th Anniversary Edition







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"This Is Emergency" (directed by Mike Ott and James Harris)



"All Medicated Geniuses"

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Today, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pretty Girls Make Graves’ sophomore album, 'The New Romance'. Originally released in 2003, this was the Seattle punk band’s Matador Records debut.

After more than a decade out of print, the album will return to us in a limited edition white vinyl pressing in stores on November 3. Pre-order that HERE. A deluxe digital version also lands today on digital services and features two b-sides “Magic Lights,” newly available on streaming, and a cover of Bow Wow Wow’s home-taping anthem, “C-30 C-60 C-90 Go!” We’ve also posted remastered music videos for singles “All Medicated Geniuses” and “This is Our Emergency.”

Singer Andrea Zollo and guitarist J. Clark guest on the latest installment of our Matador Revisionist History podcast series alongside producer Phil Ek and our host, Matt Sweeney.

Pretty Girls Make Graves formed in Seattle in 2001. The members – Andrea Zollo, Derek Fudesco, J. Clark, Nick Dewitt, and Nathan Thelen – were already local underground luminaries, owing to their time in punk and hardcore bands like Death Wish Kids, Area 51, and Murder City Devils.

The quintet released an EP, a handful of 7” singles, and a full-length, Good Health (Lookout! Records), before getting a cold email from Matador Records founder Chris Lombardi, who may or may not have read a positive review in Pitchfork. A deal was struck and the band decamped to the bucolic Bear Creek studio to track 'The New Romance' with Ek.

In the podcast, Zollo and Clark go deep on the band’s early years, talking influences (Drive Like Jehu, Ink & Dagger, Fugazi), rock band do’s / don’ts, and what it’s like to practice riffs in a freezing cold paper mache igloo.

‘The New Romance (20th Anniversary Edition)’ Tracklist
01. Something Bigger, Something Brighter
02. The Grandmother Wolf
03. Mr. Club
04. All Medicated Geniuses
05. Blue Lights
06. Chemical, Chemical
07. 7
08. The Teeth Collector
09. Holy Names
10. The New Romance
11. This is Our Emergency
12. A Certain Cemetery
13. C-30 C-60 C-90 Go! (Digital Only)
14. Magic Lights (Digital Only)





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Lifeguard - :"In The City" (Live At Electrical Audio)







(photo : Mariana Belava)

Last month, Lifeguard released a 40-minute live session filmed at Chicago’s Electrical Audio.The set focuses on songs from their Matador debut, the double EP 'Crowd Can Talk' + 'Dressed in Trenches'. What they held back: A spot-on cover of The Jam’s classic debut single, “In the
City.”

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Interpol - "Greenwich" (Daniel Avery Interpolation)



"Greenwich"



(Interpol photo by Ebru Yildiz)



(Daniel Avery photo by Steve Gullick)

Out today, Daniel Avery’s take on “Greenwich” completes the ‘Interpolations’ series, a collaborative project reworking songs from Interpol’s latest album, ‘The Other Side OfMake-Believe’.

"It’s not an exaggeration to say Interpol’s music helped shape my life as a youngster so it’s with great pride I present this remix for Greenwich,” says Avery. “I was reluctant to touch the track at first but I feel I’ve landed upon my own version of the band’s seductive shadows that have always meant so much to me."

Interpol launched their run of North American tour dates with The Smashing Pumpkins this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band will play a pair of sold out headline shows at LA's Greek Theatre at the end of October, before rounding out the year with dates in Australia, Jakarta and Thailand and a two night residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre. A full tour schedule is below.

"Greenwich" follows interpolations from Makaya McCraven (“Big Shot City”), Jeff Parker (“Passenger”), Jesu (“Toni”) and Water From Your Eyes (“Something Changed”).

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Interpol on tour
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuesday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *
Friday, October 27 House of Blues, Anaheim CA ^
Sunday, October 29 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA = (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA ~
Thursday, November 16 Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne AU
Saturday, November 18 The Horndern Pavilion, Moore Park AU (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 19 The Horndern Pavilion, Moore Park AU
Wednesday, November 22 Riverstage, Brisbane City AU
Sunday, November 26 Joyland Festival Senayan JK
Sunday, December 3 Maho Rasop Festival, Bangkok TH
Wednesday, December 13 The Beacon Theater, New York NY !
Thursday, December 14 The Beacon Theater, New York NY +
Monday, December 18 9:30 Club, Washington DC $

* with The Smashing Pumpkins
= w/ Jean Dawson and Mareux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux
! w/ Water From Your Eyes
+ w/ Model/Actriz
$ w/ Via Mardot

Interpol - "Something Changed" (Water From Your Eyes Interpolation), Water From Your Eyes - 'Live From Nate's Bedroom'







(photo by Ebru Yildiz)



photo by Miles Kalchik

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Water From Your Eyes have taken on recent touring companions Interpol’s track “Something Changed” as part of the latter’s ‘Interpolations’ project, which sees songs from Interpol’s latest album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’ reimagined by different artists.

Taking the original’s punch-drunk piano shuffle and brooding vocals and subjecting them to an expertly wielded sonic and rhythmic sledgehammer, the interpolation adds vocals from Water From Your Eyes vocalist Rachel Brown. “The idea was to invert the tone of the song, like a photo negative,” says Water From Your Eyes’ Nate Amos, “reframing change from something foreboding into something encouraging - as well as creating a conversation between Paul and Rachel in order to place the thoughts externally rather than internally.”



Water From Your Eyes recently performed three songs from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ for Bandcamp Live. Joined by additional guitarist Al Nardo, the band shred through album highlights “Barley”, “Out There” and “True Life”. The performance is followed by a conversation with journalist Shaad D’Souza.

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Later today, Water From Your Eyes' Nate Amos and Interpol's Paul Banks will go live on their bands’ respective Instagram accounts tomorrow for a conversation at approximately 1pm ET.



Now thru July 15, get 25% off ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ and ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’  at the Matador Webstore or Bandcamp.

Interpol on tour :
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuesday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *
Sunday, October 29 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA = (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA ~

* with The Smashing Pumpkins
= w/ Jean Dawson and Mareux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux

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Water From Your Eyes on Tour
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Teulon MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Sunday, August 20 MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg DE
Saturday, September 30 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA +
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR +
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA +
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

! w/ Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Iceage
+ w/ Melody’s Echo Chamber

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out today : Lifeguard - 'Dressed In Trenches'



"17-18 Lovesong" (Live At Electrical Audio)





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Marking today's release of ‘Crowd Can Talk / Dressed in Trenches',Lifeguard have released a video performing lead single "17-18 Lovesong" live at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago. The performance is culled from an 8-song session recorded by Steve Albini that will premier Thursday, July 13 on Bandcamp Live. The session also features recent single “Alarm”.

(stream / purchase 'Dressed In Trenches' / 'Crowd Can Talk')

Lifeguard play Central Park SummerStage in New York on July 20th with Horsegirl, Iceage and Water From Your Eyes, before joining Horsegirl on a summer US tour. . This weekend, the band will perform three in-stores in their hometown of Chicago at Reckless Records, Shuga Records and Record Breakers tomorrow. Full dates can be found below.

Chicago in-stores :

Friday, July 7 5pm - Reckless Records
Saturday, July 8 12pm - Shuga Records
Saturday, July 8 6pm - Record Breakers







Lifeguard on tour :

Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY (Free Show) !
Friday, July 21 Ukie Club, Philadelphia PA ^
Saturday, July 22 House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ ^
Sunday, July 23 Ottobar, Baltimore MD ^
Tuesday, July 25 DC9, Washington DC ^
Thursday, July 27 The Pinhook, Durham NC ^
Friday, July 28 The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC ^
Saturday, July 29 Third Man Records, Nashville TN ^
Sunday, July 30 Masquerade, Atlanta GA ^
Tuesday, August 1 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Wednesday, August 2 Toulouse Theatre, New Orleans LA ^
Thursday, August 3 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX ^
Friday, August 4 The Gremlin, McAllen TX
Saturday, August 5 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX ^
Monday, August 7 Parish, Austin TX ^
Tuesday, August 8 Sons of Hermann Hall , Dallas TX ^
Wednesday, August 9 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR ^
Friday, August 11 The Bottleneck, Lawrence KS ^
Sunday, August 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL ^

! w/ Horsegirl, Water From Your Eyes, Iceage
^ w/ Horsegirl

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out today : Queens of the Stone Age - 'In Times New Roman...'





"Paper Machete"  - Directed & Animated by Steffie Yee

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The new Queens of the Stone Age album 'In Times New Roman..' is out today and is available via all streaming platforms and finer record shops.

‘In Times New Roman…’ Tracklist
01. Obscenery
02. Paper Machete
03. Negative Space
04. Time & Place
05. Made to Parade
06. Carnavoyeur
07. What The Peephole Say
08. Sicily
09. Emotion Sickness
10. Straight Jacket Fitting



Queens of the Stone Age on Tour - all shows now on sale

Friday, June 16 Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Eck DE
Saturday, June 17 Pinkpop, Landgraaf NE
Sunday, June 18 Hurricane Festival, Schnee DE
Tuesday, June 20 The Piece Hall, Halifax UK
Thursday, June 22 Dreamland, Margate UK
Friday, June 23 Cardiff Castle, Cardiff UK
Sunday, June 25 Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK
Wednesday, June 28 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Friday, June 30 Open’er Festival, Gdynia PO
Sunday, July 2 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE
Tuesday, July 4 Les Luits de Fourviere, Lyon FR
Wednesday, July 5 Base Recreation Pratgraussals, Albi FR
Friday, July 7 Mad Cool Festival, Madrid ES
Saturday, July 8 NOS Alive, Oeiras PT
Thursday, August 3 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights MI *
Friday, August 4 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Saturday, August 5 Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA *
Monday, August 7 Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre, Bridgeport CT *
Tuesday, August 8 TD Pavilion at the Mann, Philadelphia PA *
Wednesday, August 9 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Friday, August 11 Cross Insurance Arena, Portland ME *
Saturday, August 12 Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY *
Tuesday, August 15 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh NC *
Wednesday, August 16 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC *
Friday, August 18 Fox Theatre Atlanta GA *
Saturday, August 19 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville TN *
Saturday, September 16 Riot Fest, Chicago IL
Sunday, September 17 The Armory, Minneapolis MN **Tuesday, September 19 Steelhouse, Omaha NE **
Wednesday, September 20 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City MO **
Friday, September 22 TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis IN **
Saturday, September 23 Saint Louis Music Park, St. Louis MO **
Sunday, September 24 Louder Than Life, Louisville KY
Tuesday, September 26 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR **
Wednesday, September 27 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK **
Friday, September 29 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver CO **
Saturday, September 30 The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City UT **
Monday, October 2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland OR **
Tuesday, October 3 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC **
Wednesday, October 4 Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle WA **
Friday, October 6 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA **
Sunday, October 8 Aftershock, Sacramento CA
Saturday, November 4 Ziggo DomeAmsterdam NL
Sunday, November 5 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette LU
Tuesday, November 7 Accor Arena, Paris FR
Wednesday, November 8 Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt DE
Thursday, November 9 Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin DE
Saturday, November 11 Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf DE
Sunday, November 12 Sportpaleis, Antwerp BE
Tuesday, November 14 AO Arena, Manchester UK
Wednesday, November 15 The O2, London UK
Saturday, November 18 OVO Hydro, Glasgow UK
Sunday, November 19 Resorts World Arena, Birmingham UK
Monday, November 20 Globe Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees UK
Wednesday, November 22 3Arena, Dublin IE

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**Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth support

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Interpol - "Toni" (Jesu Interpolation)







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stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

Interpol have released the third installment from ‘Interpolations,’ a series of collaborations reworking songs from the band’s latest album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, which sees Jesu’s cavernous and heavy take on album opener ‘Toni’. Listen HERE.

The track follows interpolations from Makaya McCraven (“Big Shot City”) and Jeff Parker (“Passenger”), with contributions from Daniel Avery and Water From Your Eyes to follow.

"I was overwhelmingly daunted to be asked to remix Interpol in my jesu guise,” says Jesu’s Justin Broadrick. “They're an incredible band, with such a solid discography behind them, and they just ooze identity, I considered that I could not do them any justice at all in my context. Luckily, I persevered, and even more luckily got to a place that both Interpol and I were very, very happy with; I attempted to merge both projects - capture Interpol and juxtapose the fundamental jesu concept - slow, heavy and riddled with loss/melancholy, even adding my own down tuned guitars to the mix. I hope people receive and comprehend this as we collectively do....."

Interpol On Tour :

Thursday, June 15 Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich DE
Friday, 16 June Lido Sounds, Linz AT
16-18 June Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg DE
16-18 June Maifeld Derby, Mannheim DE
Tuesday, June 20 Arenele Romane, Bucharest RO
Wednesday, June 21 Park Centre Junak, Sofia BG
Friday, June 23 2023 Release Athens, Athens GR
Saturday, June 24 I Days Coca-Cola, Milan IT
Monday, June 26 Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin IT
Wednesday, June 28 Rome Summer Fest, Cavea, Rome IT
Friday June 30 Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin IE
Saturday, June 1 Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Flanders BE
Wednesday, July 5 Days Off, Paris FR
Friday, July 7 Beauregard Festival, Normandy FR
Sunday, July 9 Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool UK
Monday, July 10 Somerset House, London UK SOLD OUT
Tuesday, July 18 Paleo Festival Nyon, Nyon CH
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuesday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *
Sunday, October 29 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA = (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA ~

* with The Smashing Pumpkins
= w/ Jean Dawson and Mareux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux

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Out Today : Spoon - 'Memory Dust'





photo by Pooneh Ghana

Out digitally today, Memory Dust features three brand new Spoon recordings – the original songs “Sugar Babies” and “Silver Girl,” plus a cover of Bo Diddley’s “She’s Fine, She’s Mine.”

(stream / download 'Memory Dust')

Tomorrow, the band will kick off a run of dates that include slots supporting The Black Keys in the UK, France, and Germany. In August, they’ll be back on the road in the US touring alongside Weezer on the west coast. And in December, Spoon will visit Australia and New Zealand as guests of The War on Drugs. Find a complete rundown below.

The songs on Memory Dust aren’t b-sides. The recordings began during sessions for Spoon’s Grammy-nominated album, Lucifer on the Sofa, but were left unfinished. Following the record’s release and at the tail end of a year-plus of intense touring, the band came back to the sketches with renewed energy and fresh perspective. The completed tracks retain a touch of Lucifer’s character – rock ’n roll music, played in real-time – but stretch out hypnotically.

'Memory Dust’ Tracklist
1. Sugar Babies
2. She’s Fine, She’s Mine
3. Silver Girl

Spoon on Tour
Wed, June 14 Bergenfest, Bergen NO
Thu, June 15 Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo NO
Fri, June 16 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK #
Sun, June 18 Zenith de Paris, Paris FR #
Mon, June 19 Zenith de Paris, Paris, FR #
Tue, June 20 Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
Wed, June 21 The O2, London UK #
Thu, June 22 AO Arena, Manchester UK #
Sat, June 24 OVO Hydro, Glasgow UK #
Tue, June 27 Palladium Cologne, Cologne DE #
Wed, June 28 Stadtpark-Open-Air-Bühne, Hamburg DE #
Fri, June 30 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE
Sat, July 1 Down the Rabbit Hole, Ewijk NL
Sun, July 2 Main Square Festival, Arras FR
Tue, July 4 Festival de Nimes, Nimes FR
Thu, July 6 NOS Alive, Oeiras PT
Fri, July 7 Mad Cool Festival, Madrid ES
Sun, August 20 White River Amphitheatre, Auburn WA %
Mon, August 21 Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane WA
Tue, August 22 Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend OR %
Thu, August 24 The Greek Theater, Berkeley CA %
Sat, August 26 Blossoms & Bones Ghost Ranch Music Festival, Abiquiu NM
Sun, August 27 The Great Saltair, Magna UT %
Mon, August 28 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver CO %
Wed, August 30 Arizona Financial Theatre, Phoenix AZ %
Fri, September 1 Bakkt Theater, Las Vegas NV %
Sat, September 2 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine CA %
Sun, September 3 Gallagher Square at Petco Park, San Diego CA %
Wed, September 13 The Atlantis, Washington DC SOLD OUT
Thu, September 14 9:30 Club, Washington DC SOLD OUT
Fri, September 15 9:30 Club, Washington, DC SOLD OUT
Sat, September 16 Bourbon & Beyond, Louisville KY
Fri, December 1 Anderson Park, Willington NZ ^
Sat, December 2 Spark Arena, Auckland NZ ^
Mon, December 4 Sydney Opera House, Sydney AU ^
Thu, December 7 Sidney Meyer Music Bowl, Melbourne AU ^
Sat, December 9 Riverstage Brisbane, Brisbane AU ^
Mon, December 11 Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth AU ^

# w/ The Black Keys
% w/ Weezer
^ w/ The War on Drugs

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Lifeguard - "Alarm"



"Alarm" = Director of Photography - Rudy Rubio, Camera Operators - Lucinda Harstrick and Taras Nebesnyy, Editor - Tiff Pritchett



photo : Mariana Belaval

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On July 7th, Matador  will release ‘Crowd Can Talk / Dressed in Trenches,’ a composite of two EPs by Chicago trio Lifeguard. Today, listen to the new single “Alarm” and watch the band blaze through the song in a live session recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio (above).

This Friday, Lifeguard will make their LA debut at Genghis Cohen. In July, the band will join Chicago peers and Matador labelmates Horsegirl on a summer US tour, including a performance at Central Park SummerStage.





 

Lifeguard on Tour

Friday, June 9 Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles CA
Thursday, July 6 Summerfest, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY (Free Show) !
Friday, July 21 Ukie Club, Philadelphia PA ^
Saturday, July 22 House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ ^
Sunday, July 23 Ottobar, Baltimore MD ^
Tuesday, July 25 DC9, Washington DC ^
Thursday, July 27 The Pinhook, Durham NC ^
Friday, July 28 The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC ^
Saturday, July 29 Third Man Records, Nashville TN ^
Sunday, July 30 Masquerade, Atlanta GA ^
Tuesday, August 1 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Wednesday, August 2 Toulouse Theatre, New Orleans LA ^
Thursday, August 3 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX ^
Friday, August 4 The Gremlin, McAllen TX
Saturday, August 5 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX ^
Monday, August 7 Parish, Austin TX ^
Tuesday, August 8 Sons of Hermann Hall , Dallas TX ^
Wednesday, August 9 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR ^
Friday, August 11 The Bottleneck, Lawrence KS ^
Sunday, August 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL ^

! w/ Horsegirl, Water From Your Eyes, Iceage
^ w/ Horsegirl

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